The most recent blog awards

Today I feel like I should finally say thank you to two awesome bloggers who have forwarded me two splendid awards. For a start, Emma (her blog Nuellasource) gave me the Awesome Blogger Award already on the 24th of April, and secondly, Kaitlyn (her blog Pinkbow Icecream) handed over the Versatile Blogger Award on the 30th of April. Both awards hold the same rules, so I'm not going to duplicate anything and here come the principles:

1) Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for the awards;
2) Add images of the awards;
3) Thank the bloggers who nominated you in a post with links to their sites;
4) Share 7 completely random facts about yourself Honestly I don't feel like writing the facts, so I'm going to share 7 random photos/collages instead of the facts;
5) Include this set of rules;
6) Inform each nominated blogger about their nominations.

* My latest order from Oriflame: Feet Up Aromatic Summer Foot Spray (Energising foot spray combines stimulating Peppermint essential oil and ingredients with antiseptic and deodorising benefits to keep your feet fresh and odour-free. Lightly scented with Neroli and Frangipani for a luxurious spa experience. 150 ml) and sailor themed summerly jewellery (got to wear those soon!).

Anyhow, I would like to nominate the following blogs for both awards:
. Indie by Heart .
Hailes Hearts Fashion
Honeybee Lane
Miss Kasia
my thrifty closet
The Blonde Squad
Tinfoil Tiaras
Congratulations, lovely ladies!

Oh and my next post will be an outfit post again. I made an utterly exciting thrift find and I'm going to share it the next time, so be ready and meanwhile enjoy the photos! By the way, who is your favourite animal? Do you have any pets?


  1. amazing post dear. i love all the animal pictures.
    nice facts- congrats to your award! you deserve it!!!
    kisses to you
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  2. Pretty flower photos.

    I love cats and we have one named Kiwi :)

  3. Congrats for the award dear!


  4. thanks for the nomination. superb photos maiken! that aromatic spray sounds wonderful. i'm excited to see your new thrifted find. :) my favorite animal is a bear. i don't have any pets.

  5. Congrats dear! Nice set of photos :)

  6. Congrats dearie...and thank you very much for nominating me Maiken! You always take beautiful pictures... I like the special filter you apply on the photos too. The food and nature images are well captured.You have an eye for detail.


  7. aw, congrats on your awards! :-) I miss Oriflame products - the foot spray sounds wonderful.. is that your dog?? So cute..
    not sure about my favorite animal I love them all.. my two twin sisters have 3 dogs - 2 labradors and a golden shepherd mix.. they are so entertaining! and sweet. It is easy for them as they live on my parents' farm in Pennsylvania..My other sister has 2 kitties. Btw, I found a link about 2 chihauhaus one is blind and the other acts as her seeing eye dog.. how precious!!?
    anyway, thanks again! i'm going to see if there are animal retreats here in NYC..
    take care!
    ps following you via Bloglovin :-)

    1. dogs are my biggest favourites and I simply had to get one (Elvis) when I and my boyfriend moved to our first house some years ago. my parents kept Jenny, my previous dog because she was too old to move somewhere. she has a lovely life there and I can always visit her :)

  8. congrats!! it's awesome to have amazing relationships with bloggers. :) you deserve the award. you seem to be a sweet and genuine person, and i love interacting w/ you. :) you've nominated some amazing bloggers there. (i recognize most of them.) :) you always have amazing photos. you have a lovely day, dear!


  9. Great pics!!

    Take care and have a nice day :)

  10. Anonymous16/5/12 18:43

    Wow! Thank you so much for the award...we're very flattered! I can't wait to have time to sit down and check out the other Awesome blogs!! Have a great day and thanks, again! :). Amanda

  11. Anonymous16/5/12 18:44

    PS...I wrote that from my car. Yes, I am hanging out AGAIN because I am early!!!

    1. you go girl! at least you're not late, haha ;)

  12. These photos are beautiful, love the one of the bee! and congrats on the award :) xx

  13. Congrats :)
    i wish i have a pet :( i want a puppyyyyyy!

    Pinkbow Icecream

  14. Qué buena pinta la comida!

  15. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger (via GFC) and Twitter? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

  16. Congratulations on your awards, my dear, they're very well deserved :) And I have to say, as much as I like reading random facts about bloggers, I love the way you share pictures instead. The snapshots of the flowers are absolutely gorgeous! But of course I have a soft spot for the animal photos - I love all animals, although I'm allergic to almost all of them, too. I could never choose just one favourite, as as long as it's fuzzy, I like it :)

  17. I am loving your blog!

    The photograpy is sooo beautiful:)

    yes, i do have a pet cat who ends up joining me in my outfit posts;)

    would *love* to follow you, letme know what you think!:)

    Shubhi's Revels!

  18. Thank you for your sweet comment!
    Looking forward to your posts!

    Your new follower xoxo
    Shubhi's Revels!

  19. Lovely photos, what camera do you use? Wish I took good photos like these, they're perfect!

  20. Anonymous17/5/12 11:41

    Congratulations, love! You got two great awards. Once again, I enjoy your photos especially the food. Gahhh, they made me hungry haha. I'm loving little Elvis as well. :D

    P.S. Thanks for checking out my Met Gala post. Nina did look fancy!

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee
    After Flats Giveaway

  21. great post, sweety. would u like to follow each other? if u want, let me know.

  22. ohh so nice photos dear!!and congrats for your award!!

  23. Great pictures dear!


  24. THese are great photos!!! The food looks amazing as I am trying to decide what I want for lunch as I type this! I dont have any pets...

  25. Amazing blog! Love your photography! In absolute love with your hair and eyes! Btw you have such a great way of dressing! :)


  26. wow absolutely beautiful photos! theyre spectacular! :) congrats on the award!!!


  27. Beautiful photos and post!!!
    Congratulations for your award!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  28. congrats on the awards :) the food looks delish. as for pets, I don't have any but I'd love to have a kitten (or a few)...


  29. Hi Maiken, I feel hungry now:) Beautiful photos as always! Have a great weekend!!


  30. Haven't seen you on my blog for a while darling :) was worried that you may stop blogging as many people do these days...

    But I see its all great! Congratulations on your new award! So well deserved - you're one of the nicest bloggers out there!

    Have a lovely day,
    Maria xx

  31. Hey ! Thank u so much, I'll do a post about it soon!! I'm on my phone now and will be internetless for a while so I'll get back to u ASAP with all your future posts ! :)

  32. congrats on the blog award! and those pictures are all awesome. You have lots of talent :)

    Lovely Little Rants

  33. Nice pictures ! I love all of them ! Delicious looking dishes *_* Kiss x


  34. Anonymous19/5/12 04:54

    So many pictures of good food...now I'm hungry...you always have the best pics on your posts!

    <3 Cambria

  35. Congrats on the blog awards babe!!

    x Stace

    PS. I've got a giveaway happening to win a House of Harlow ring! I'd love for you to enter!

  36. congratulations ont eh blog awards! how exciting :) i am sure you feel very proud, which you should! and what yummy pictures of food, now i am getting hungry :P

    xx rae

    pop by if you have a moment love, and follow if you like!


  37. Anonymous19/5/12 16:01

    Congratulations! You just made me hungry with these pictures! :D

  38. Hi dear! Just by looking at those photos of food I can already feel my hunger! Haha. Great lively pictures as usual :)

  39. congratulations on both awards! i think i can agree that food says it all! haha


  40. Thank you dear! ^^ Heh I have to add this one to the line of other unmade challenges. :)

    Thank you for the comments! I should reply to all of them but I always click on Bloglovin' update links to reply, so tend to miss those who haven't recently posted :)
    Your feedback and all the nice words truly brings a huge smile on my face, thank you Maiken :) And you should definitely try the stud diy-thing to collars or shorts or anything, it's easy especially if you have those ones that can be pressed straight through canvas.

    I hope you're having a lovely, sunny weekend!

    Oh and our trip to Tallinn got postponed since these special tickets were sold out.. Too bad, but we save some money since we wont go shopping after all heh :)

    Indie by heart

  41. great photos honey, i really love themmmm!

    nice to meet your blog!


  42. congrats for the award dear, you deserve it! great pictures, so beautiful (: those earrings are so lovely <3 xx


  43. Dear Maiken, first congrats with two awesome awards! You really deserve them doing such an amazing work with your blog!
    And oh my, you'd better not to start a pet talk with me. I can carry on for days!:) I'm crazy about dogs! They are the most lovely and faithful creatures ever! and your little on e(Elvis right?) is sooo adorable! I already fell in love with him:)
    Loving the black and white photos with a pop of colour here and there. And I'm looking forward to our new outfit post!




  44. another set of beautiful photos by you... you're so great in photography!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  45. Great post! That puppy is so cute :)))
    I have a pet - a little dachshund named Tessy :) I love animals! Seriously, when I see an animal I just fall in love with it :)



  46. Lovely pictures, the ones of food made me feel so huuuuungry! My fav animal is a cat actually :P



  47. darling!! congrats you deserve all the awards. I am also loving your beautiful black and white photos with pops of colour. stunning. great technique!

    Couture Caddy

  48. Thank you for the comments dear! :)

    * that moustache -tee is one of my favourites, it's so fun. hehe food pictures tend to raise my appetite too! :D I hate (no I love) seeing those :)
    * Yep I'm thinking about the first feathery-ruffle bag since it was for sale at my old workplace before they ended the boutique, and I loved it .. I might have to buy it for myself, if my ex-boss doesn't still have it ^^ But I also need to save money, bummer! :D

  49. Oh and thank you, that top is my fav right now (love the colour!) x

  50. Hey thank-you for nominating me!!!!! I will do my nominations this week! Just had such a busy last few days! Great post :) really beautiful photos! I don't have any pets but I would love to have a puppy! :) my favourite animal is a little brown bear cub! :L they are adorable.


    Click here to visit my blog – Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  51. Congratulations on winning the awards :). I don't have any pets but I would love a cat! I love the photos by the way that are black and white with hints of colour, I love playing around with images on photoshop so they look like that :) xo


  52. Congradualtions,well deserved x Elvis is so adorable :D Love your collarge of photos and gorgeous photo editing x

  53. congrats on the awards! you do have a great blog. love all these photos! that food looks delish!!!